We had a good attendance yesterday at the "Growing and Using Herbs" workshop. Our instructor, Anna Marie Beauchemin, is extremely knowledgeable and gave a lovely Power Point presentation on the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, as well as advice on which herbs are pollinator friendly. We made a super easy vinegar with fresh herbs, and everyone got to take home a jar. To check out Anna's website for her apothecary in Martinez, visit https://www.eastbayherbals.com
Photos by Alison Clary
Saturday, April 13, 10am - 4pm.
For more information, go to www.rodgersranchurbanfarm.org
Up next, RRHC and Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO) co-present a workshop on herbal medicine, the basics of planning a pollinator-friendly herb garden, properties and uses of popular kitchen medicinals, and preserving herbs from the summer. This workshop includes a demo on making herbal infused vinegar, and each participant will go home with a bottle of medicinal and culinary vinegar. Spots are filling up fast. To register, click on this: www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-and-using-herbs-tickets-54737757105?aff=erelexpmlt
Today was the final class in the 6-part permaculture series, taught by master gardener Marian Woodard. The topic was "To Seed or Seedling -- Getting Plants Off to a Great Start!" Marian told the class advantages of starting seeds in trays, using non-treated, non GMO seeds, how to interpret seed packets, when to plant, what grow well together, how the seed industry has evolved, and so much more. Photos by Alison Clary
This past Saturday, students learned how to identify 6 critical functions of trees and how to use them in the garden; what types of trees and plants to use for desired functions; what to plant around trees; how to build high-density planting structures, and much more! Photos by Alison Clary